There’s no better way to spend a wintery weekend than treating yourself to a flight of handcrafted wines and wholesome eats in front of a warm fire. After a two-year hiatus, the much-anticipated Shortest Lunch will return to the Yarra Valley over the winter solstice, giving wine-lovers across the state a reason to look forward to the colder months once more.
On Saturday 25 June and Sunday 26 June, 12 of the Yarra Valley Smaller Wineries members will open their boutique, family-run cellar doors and sheds for wine-lovers to enjoy two days of unlimited tastings and carefully curated bites.
Shortest Lunch 2023 Dates, Ticket Price, Yarra Valley Wine, Melbourne
These participating boutique wineries each boast their own unique stories – from their rustic cellar doors to the winemaking processes that have either been passed down between generations – or diverted from tradition to new varieties and methods. The Shortest Lunch offers a unique chance to meet the makers and enter the world of winemaking in this uniquely personal event.
The mouth-watering menu includes an array of speciality dishes from around the globe – from traditional Italian fare straight from Nonna’s kitchen, sensational Paella from Spain’s Mediterranean coast, Smoked Kransky from Poland, Mexican street food, Middle Eastern kebabs and flatbreads with a twist and delectable desserts.
There are over 80 wines available to taste, with some wineries offering exclusive new releases and vintage releases exclusively over The Shortest Lunch. There’s something for everyone with Sparkling, Rosé, Red, White, Orange, Pet Net, Dessert wines and ciders on offer. The event also organises live musical performances throughout the day so that you can enjoy your meal in a truly relaxing environment.
For just $50 per ticket, wine-lovers can enjoy unlimited tastings on both days in a complimentary tasting glass you get to keep.
As always, a percentage of ticket sales will be donated to a charity, and this year we are proud to partner with Make-A-Wish in support of their wonderful cause. Over $80,000 has been donated to local community groups, including SES, CFA and local schools, since the event’s inception.